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NAME ^

POE::Component::SmokeBox::Dists - Search for CPAN distributions by cpanid or distribution name

VERSION ^

version 1.08

SYNOPSIS ^

  use strict;
  use warnings;

  use POE;
  use POE::Component::SmokeBox::Dists;

  my $search = '^BINGOS$';

  POE::Session->create(
    package_states => [
            'main' => [qw(_start _results)],
    ],
  );

  $poe_kernel->run();
  exit 0;

  sub _start {
    POE::Component::SmokeBox::Dists->author(
      event => '_results',
      search => $search,
    );
    return;
  }

  sub _results {
    my $ref = $_[ARG0];

    return if $ref->{error}; # Oh dear there was an error

    print $_, "\n" for @{ $ref->{dists} };

    return;
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

POE::Component::SmokeBox::Dists is a POE component that provides non-blocking CPAN distribution searches. It is a wrapper around File::Fetch for 02packages.details.txt.gz file retrieval, IO::Zlib for extraction and CPAN::DistnameInfo for parsing the packages data.

Given either author ( ie. CPAN ID ) or distribution search criteria, expressed as a regular expression, it will return to a requesting session all the CPAN distributions that match that pattern.

The component will retrieve the 02packages.details.txt.gz file to the .smokebox directory. If that file already exists, a newer version will only be retrieved if the file is older than 6 hours. Specifying the force parameter overrides this behaviour.

The 02packages.details.txt.gz is extracted and a CPAN::DistnameInfo object built in order to run the search criteria. This process can take a little bit of time.

CONSTRUCTORS ^

There are a number of constructors:

You may also set arbitary keys to pass arbitary data along with your request. These must be prefixed with an underscore _.

author

Initiates an author search. Takes a number of parameters:

  'event', the name of the event to return results to, mandatory;
  'search', a regex pattern to match CPAN IDs against, mandatory;
  'session', specify an alternative session to send results to;
  'force', force the poco to refresh the packages file regardless of age;
  'pkg_time', in seconds before the poco refreshes the packages file, defaults to 6 hours;
  'url', the CPAN mirror url to use, defaults to a built-in list;
distro

Initiates a distribution search. Takes a number of parameters:

  'event', the name of the event to return results to, mandatory;
  'search', a regex pattern to match distributions against, mandatory;
  'session', specify an alternative session to send results to;
  'force', force the poco to refresh the packages file regardless of age;
  'pkg_time', in seconds before the poco refreshes the packages file, defaults to 6 hours;
  'url', the CPAN mirror url to use, defaults to a built-in list;
phalanx

Initiates a search for the Phalanx "100" distributions. Takes a number of parameters:

  'event', the name of the event to return results to, mandatory;
  'session', specify an alternative session to send results to;
  'force', force the poco to refresh the packages file regardless of age;
  'pkg_time', in seconds before the poco refreshes the packages file, defaults to 6 hours;
  'url', the CPAN mirror url to use, defaults to a built-in list;
random

Initiates a search for a random 100 CPAN distributions. Takes a number of parameters:

  'event', the name of the event to return results to, mandatory;
  'session', specify an alternative session to send results to;
  'force', force the poco to refresh the packages file regardless of age;
  'pkg_time', in seconds before the poco refreshes the packages file, defaults to 6 hours;
  'url', the CPAN mirror url to use, defaults to a built-in list;

In all the constructors, session is only required if the component is not spawned from within an existing POE::Session or you wish the results event to be sent to an alternative existing POE::Session.

OUTPUT EVENT ^

Once the component has finished, retrieving, extracting and processing an event will be sent.

ARG0 will be a hashref, with the following data:

  'dists', an arrayref consisting of prefixed distributions;
  'error', only present if something went wrong with any of the stages;

ENVIRONMENT ^

The component uses the .smokebox directory to stash the 02packages.details.txt.gz file.

This is usually located in the current user's home directory. Setting the environment variable PERL5_SMOKEBOX_DIR will effect where the .smokebox directory is located.

SEE ALSO ^

CPAN::DistnameInfo

http://qa.perl.org/phalanx

AUTHOR ^

Chris Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Chris Williams.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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